In the minivan, I dropped some pills. Ming’s pill thing was too full.
me: What are these huge ones?
Ming: They’re cholesterol pills.
me: You don’t need them in your pill thing. They’re not for when you’re on the run.
Ming: You’re supposed to take them when you eat a meal with cholesterol in it.
me: No way!
me: I don’t believe you. Cholesterol pills aren’t prn!
Ming: They aren’t exactly prn. You’re supposed to take them with meals. Cholesterol from trees replaces the cholesterol from animals.
me: Are you making fun of me? I wanna read the bottle.
Ming: Esters and sterols.
me: Those are queens, and those are when something’s really clean.
me: Well, that’s what it sounds like. I liked Esther. I had a little golden book about her. Did you like Esther, when you were a kid?
Ming: Esther sounds like a lot of other names. Like Ethel, or Amelia.
me: Amelia Bedelia?
me: You think Amelia Bedelia was in the Bible?
me: That would make the Bible way funnier. I’m going to draw the drapes. I’m going to dress the turkey.
Ming: I loved that book.
me: She made being a housekeeper seem fun. I’m not buying it.